The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Contracts

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Author: Randy E. Barnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199996393

Category: Law

Page: 284

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Written by a leading expert in the field, The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Contracts provides students with ready access to the basic doctrines of contract law, the story behind their evolution, and the rationales for their continued existence. An engaging book that allows students to grasp the "big picture" of contract law, it is organized around the principle that lies at the heart of contracts: consent. Beginning with the premise of "consent," the book provides a cohesive framework in which to understand the various aspects of contract law.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Property

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Author: Thomas W. Merrill,Henry E. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199718083

Category: Law

Page: 284

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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Property provides both a bird's eye overview of property law and an introduction to how property law affects larger concerns with individual autonomy, personhood, and economic organization. Written by two authorities on property law, this book gives students of property a coherent account of how property law works, with an emphasis on describing the central issues and policy debates. It is designed for law students who want a short and theoretically integrated treatment of the subject, as well as for lawyers who are interested in the conceptual foundations of the law of property.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Torts

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Author: John C.P. Goldberg,Benjamin C. Zipursky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199996407

Category: Law

Page: 436

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Torts--personal injury law--is a fundamental yet controversial part of our legal system. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Torts provides a clear and comprehensive account of what tort law is, how it works, what it stands to accomplish, and why it is now much-disputed. Goldberg and Zipursky--two of the world's most prominent tort scholars--carefully analyze leading judicial decisions and prominent tort-related legislation, and place each event into its proper context. Topics covered include products liability, negligence, medical malpractice, intentional torts, defamation and privacy torts, punitive damages, and tort reform.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Income Tax Law

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Author: Edward McCaffery

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199750041

Category: Law

Page: 176

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In The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Income Tax Law, Edward McCaffery presents an accessible introduction to the major topics in the field of federal income taxation, such as income, deductions, and recognition of gains and losses. After discussing central rules and doctrines individually, Edward McCaffery offers a very sophisticated yet clear explanation of the interplay among them, carefully describing how they work together to carry out the policy goals of the U.S. tax system. Professor McCaffery describes, for example, how the current income tax in the United States has increasingly become a wage tax that favors those with capital rather than those whose money comes from labor. In explaining the consequences of tax policy on individuals, he also considers important possible alternatives for income taxation in the U.S. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Income Tax Law sets forth the 'who,' 'what,' 'when,' and 'why' of income tax law and describes the essential concepts of the field in a clear and concise manner that helps students and non-experts increase their understanding of the policies behind modern tax law and the ways in which these policies affect different types of individuals.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Family Law

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Author: Brian Bix

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199989591

Category: Law

Page: 292

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A book about family law is necessarily a book both about family life and the role law can and should take in regulating family life. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Family Law provides a critical introduction to the enduring topics in the field, including not only an overview of the basic rules, but also the history and principles underlying them.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Intellectual Property

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Author: Dan Hunter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195340604

Category: Law

Page: 242

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This text offers an overview and analysis of current IP laws and their history. An introduction to copyright, patent, trademark and trade secrets is provided. Modern intellectual property is looked at in terms of how innovation and progress are linked to IP law, and how small changes in the laws have had significant consequences for society--provided by publisher.

Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law

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Author: Gregory Klass,George Letsas,Prince Saprai

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019102208X

Category: Law

Page: 500

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In recent years there has been a revival of interest in the philosophical study of contract law. In 1981 Charles Fried claimed that contract law is based on the philosophy of promise and this has generated what is today known as 'the contract and promise debate'. Cutting to the heart of contemporary discussions, this volume brings together leading philosophers, legal theorists, and contract lawyers to debate the philosophical foundations of this area of law. Divided into two parts, the first explores general themes in the contract theory literature, including the philosophy of promising, the nature of contractual obligation, economic accounts of contract law, and the relationship between contract law and moral values such as personal autonomy and distributive justice. The second part uses these philosophical ideas to make progress in doctrinal debates, relating for example to contract interpretation, unfair terms, good faith, vitiating factors, and remedies. Together, the essays provide a picture of the current state of research in this revitalized area of law, and pave the way for future study and debate.

Europäisches Vertragsrecht

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Author: Hein Kötz

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161537677

Category: Law

Page: 549

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English summary: This volume deals with the contract law of the European legal systems. What are the essential rules of these systems on the formation and validity of contracts? What rules apply to a party's right to bring a claim for performance, to terminate the contract or to claim damages for breach? While the discussion is based on the national rules, they are taken into account only as local variations on a European theme. To what extent is it therefore possible to speak of a common European law of contract? What contributions do the "Principles of European Contract Law" and the proposal of the "Draft Common Frame of Reference" make? This book is not only aimed at helping to teach young Europeans lawyers, but also strives to assist those engaged in the reform of national contract law or the drafting of uniform European legislation. The first 1996 edition of the volume has now been updated and completed. German description: Unter "Europaischem Vertragsrecht" versteht dieses Buch die Regeln, die den Rechtsordnungen der europaischen Lander gemeinsam sind: Wie kommt ein gultiger Vertrag zustande? Nach welchen Regeln wird beurteilt, ob eine Vertragspartei die Erfullung des Vertrages verlangen, von dem Vertrag Abstand nehmen, ihn widerrufen oder kundigen oder den Kontrahenten auf Schadensersatz in Anspruch nehmen kann? Lassen sich auf dem Gebiet des Vertragsrechts gemeineuropaische Strukturen auffinden? Gibt es allgemein akzeptierte Regeln? Wie sind sie zu formulieren, wenn man die "Prinzipien des Europaischen Vertragsrechts" oder die Vorschlage des "Draft Common Frame of Reference" berucksichtigt? Dabei werden die Losungen der nationalen Rechtsordnungen ausfuhrlich - wenn auch stets nur als nationale Variationen eines europaischen Themas - behandelt. Das Buch kann deshalb bei der rechtsvergleichenden Ausbildung der jungen europaischen Juristen eine Rolle spielen, ferner auch dort, wo e s um die Vorbereitung europaischen Gesetzesrechts oder um die Reform der nationalen Vertragsrechte geht. Das Buch ist in einer ersten unvollstandigen Auflage schon 1996 erschienen. Die Neuauflage bringt den Text auf den neuen Stand und erganzt ihn um die damals noch fehlenden Abschnitte.

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States

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Author: Edward Allan Farnsworth,Steve Sheppard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199733104

Category: Law

Page: 227

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An excellent introduction or refresher in the United States legal system for all,especially students and foreign audiences.

Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579572

Category: Law

Page: 192

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Law underlies our society - it protects our rights, imposes duties on each of us, and establishes a framework for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity. The punishment of crime, compensation of the injured, and the enforcement of contracts are merely some of the tasks of a modern legal system. It also strives to achieve justice, promote freedom, and protect our security. The result is a system that, while it touches all of our daily lives, is properly understood by only a few, with its impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and interminable stream of Byzantine statutes and judgments of the courts. This clear, jargon-free Very Short Introduction aims to redress that balance, as it introduces the essentials of law and legal systems in a lively, accessible, and stimulating manner. Explaining the main concepts, terms, and processes of the legal system, it focuses on the Western tradition (the common law and the civil law), but also includes discussions of other legal systems, such as customary law and Islamic law. And it looks to the future too, as globalization and rapid advances in technology place increasing strain on our current legal system. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Law 101

Everything You Need to Know About American Law

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Author: Jay M. Feinman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199752842

Category: Law

Page: 384

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The first two editions of the best-selling Law 101 provided readers with a vividly written and indispensable portrait of our nation's legal system. Now, in this third edition, Jay M. Feinman offers a fully updated survey of American law that incorporates fresh material on 2009 Supreme Court cases, the legal response to the war on terror (including the Guantanamo detainees and electronic surveillance), and to the latest developments in Internet law. In a book brimming with legal puzzles, interesting anecdotes, and thought-provoking questions, Jay M. Feinman's clear introduction to the law provides us with a solid understanding of the American legal tradition and covers the main subjects taught in the first year of law school. Readers are introduced to every aspect of the legal system, from constitutional law and the litigation process to tort law, contract law, property law, and criminal law. Feinman illuminates each discussion with many intriguing, outrageous, and infamous cases, from the scalding coffee case that cost McDonald's half a million dollars, to the sensational murder trial in Victorian London that led to the legal definition of insanity, to the epochal decision in Marbury v. Madison that gave the Supreme Court the power to declare state and federal law unconstitutional. He broadens the reader's legal vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of everything from "due process" and "equal protection" in constitutional law to the distinction between "murder" and "manslaughter" in criminal law. Perhaps most important, we learn that though the law is voluminous and complex, it is accessible to all. Everyone who wants a better grasp of current legal issues--from students contemplating law school, to journalists covering the legislature or the courts, to fans of Court TV--will find here a wonderful source of information: a complete, clear, and colorful map of the American legal system.

American Law in a Global Context

The Basics

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Author: George P. Fletcher,Steve Sheppard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195167238

Category: Law

Page: 682

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Resource added for the Paralegal program 101101.

A Historical Introduction to the Study of Roman Law

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Author: H. F. Jolowicz,Barry Nicholas

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521082532

Category: History

Page: 528

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Traces the development of Roman Law historically from the earliest times until the age of Justinian.

Contract Law in Perspective

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Author: Linda Mulcahy,John Tillotson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781859417713

Category: Law

Page: 276

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This book complements 'black letter' treatments of contract by looking at legal doctrine and statutes in their social. political and economic context. In addition to describing the key doctrines in the field it explains the ideology behind them and considers the extent to which they serve the needs of the business community and consumers. The book aims to broaden understanding and appreciation of the subject by reference to the 'big ideas' in contract theory and how these relate to practice at a level which is suitable for students. This latest edition of an established text has been substantially revised. The chapters on standard form contracts. government contracts. contract and competition. and clauses regularly found in business contracts have been updated. In addition there are new chapters on contemporary critiques of contract and dispute resolution in the post Woolf era which introduce students to new ideas about the modern day role of contract.

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition

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Author: E. Allan Farnsworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889848

Category: Law

Page: 248

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In the updated, fourth edition of this classic text which has been translated into over a dozen languages, constitutional scholar and Columbia Law School professor E. Allan Farnsworth provides a clear explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system in one handy reference. An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition is designed to be a general introduction to the structure and function of the legal system of the United States, and is especially useful for those readers who lack familiarity with fundamental establishments and practices. This text also gives the reader a clear understanding of how to research the law, the importance of case law versus statutes, and the difference between private and public law. It illustrates issues that may be confusing or troublesome and provides a solid general overview. It includes a new introduction by Steve Sheppard.

Introduction to Law Enforcement

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Author: David H. McElreath,Daniel Adrian Doss,Carl J. Jensen, III,Michael Wigginton Jr.,Ralph Kennedy,Kenneth R. Winter,Robert E. Mongue,Janice Bounds,J. Michelle Estis-Sumerel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466556234

Category: Law

Page: 479

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Modern perspectives of law enforcement are both complex and diverse. They integrate management and statistical analysis functions, public and business administration functions, and applications of psychology, natural science, physical fitness, and marksmanship. They also assimilate theories of education, organizational behavior, economics, law and public policy, and many others. Modern law enforcement is a blend of both theoretical knowledge and applied practice that continuously changes through time. With contributions by nine authors offering a diverse presentation, Introduction to Law Enforcement goes beyond the linear perspective found in most law enforcement texts and offers multiple perspectives and discussions regarding both private and public entities. Through this approach, readers gain an understanding of several dimensions of the subject matter. Topics discussed include: Contemporary crime trends Policing ethics Law enforcement history The functions of modern law enforcement agencies Homeland security Public service Human resources The path of a case from arrest through incarceration and post-release Local, state, regional, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies Private enforcement organizations Adaptable across a wide range of learning environments, the book uses a convenient format organized by agency type. Pedagogical features include learning objectives, case studies, and discussion questions to facilitate reader assimilation of the material. Comprehensive in scope, the text presents a robust consideration of the law enforcement domain.

Law 101

Everything You Need to Know About American Law, Fourth Edition

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Author: Jay Feinman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199341702

Category: Law

Page: 400

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In each of the first three editions of the bestselling Law 101, Jay Feinman gave readers an upbeat and vivid examination of the American legal system. Since the third edition was published in 2010, much has happened: several key Supreme Court cases have been decided, we've seen sensational criminal trials, and the legal system has had to account for the latest developments in Internet law. This fully updated fourth edition of Law 101 accounts for all this and more, as Feinman once again provides a clear introduction to American law. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. To accomplish this, Feinman brings in the most noteworthy, infamous, and often outrageous examples and cases. We learn about the case involving scalding coffee that cost McDonald's half a million dollars, the murder trial in Victorian London that gave us the legal definition of insanity, and the epochal decision of Marbury vs. Madison that gave the Supreme Court the power to declare state and federal law unconstitutional. A key to learning about the law is learning legal vocabulary, and Feinman helps by clarifying terms like "due process" and "equal protection," as well as by drawing distinctions between terms like "murder" and "manslaughter." Above all, though, is that Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law is can be understood by everyone. Perfect for students contemplating law school, journalists covering legislature, or even casual fans of "court-television" shows, Law 101 is a clear and accessible introduction to the American legal system. New to this edition: Featured analysis of: -the Obamacare case -Citizens United -the DOMA decision -the Trayvon Martin case As well as recent legal developments pertaining to: -online contracting -mortgages -police investigations -criminal sentencing

Koffman & Macdonald's Law of Contract

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Author: Elizabeth Macdonald,Ruth Atkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199644837

Category: Law

Page: 592

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If you are new to the study of law then Koffman and Macdonald's The Law of Contract will provide you with a clear, non-technical account of contract law that will take you through your first year module. The authors' case summaries, extracts and analyses will show you how the law works in practice, give you a good knowledge of the key cases in the area, and help you to refine your own case-reading skills. Coverage has been carefully reviewed to match undergraduate contract law courses across the country.

Law One Hundred and One

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Author: Jay M. Feinman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195179579

Category: Law

Page: 363

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A definitive overview of the American legal system offers an up-to-date introduction to constitutional law, litigation, tort law, contract law, property law, and criminal law and includes all new case studies and material on such controversial topics as presidential war powers, intellectual property, and eminent domain.

Introduction to Homeland Security

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Author: David H. McElreath,Daniel Adrian Doss,Robert Nations,Jeffrey Van Slyke,Michael Wigginton Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439887535

Category: Political Science

Page: 410

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Since the attacks of 9/11, billions of dollars and countless resources have been committed and expended in the attempt to make the nation more secure. Introduction to Homeland Security: Second Edition is written by a team of homeland security and justice professionals on the cutting edge of the field. The text is a comprehensive examination of curr